Professor Bijendra Patel



GMC number: 4391973

Practising since: 1989


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Professor Bijendra Patel is an internationally recognised and highly respected surgeon trusted as the safest pair of hands with respect to complicated and risky General and upper gastro- intestinal and cancer surgery in the UK. 

Professor Patel is a globally renowned surgeon in laparoscopic surgery and Upper GI surgery, who is at the cutting edge of adopting disruptive technology to enhance surgical practise as well as radically changing delivery of medical education globally through his pioneering work at the Queen Mary University of London. 

His trailblazing expertise in this field of training remotely has been of tremendous values globally during this pandemic as he is the only surgeon offering technical skills training & assessment on-line.  

Special interests

  • Cancer and complex surgery of Oesophagus and Stomach 
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy 
  • Laparoscopic Hernia repair 
  • Laparoscopic Giant Hiatus Hernia Repair 
  • Giant Abdominal Incisional Hernia and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction 
  • Laparoscopic Appendicectomy 
  • Laparoscopic anti reflux surgery 

Languages spoken

English, Punjabi, Urdu, Gujarati

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Bijendra Patel at Nuffield Health

  • Gastroesophageal
  • Soft tissue lump service
  • Appendicectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Open surgery groin hernia repair
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Stoma surgery
  • Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair
  • Reflux surgery (fundoplication)
  • Hernia repair
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)
  • Laparoscopic groin hernia repair
  • Epididymal surgery
  • Laparoscopic reflux surgery (fundoplication)
  • Abdominal adhesion surgery
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Hernia unilateral
  • Bile duct resection
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)

Locations Professor Bijendra Patel works with

Related experience


Professor Bijendra Patel has created the world’s first Masters course in acquiring surgical skills by virtual reality simulation for democratisation of surgical education using multimedia platform including VR, eLearning, Mobile phone and Portable box trainer..

His main research interests include surgical simulation as a tool for acquisition and retention of surgical skills and developing technology enhanced learning curriculum for surgical training.  


  • EAES
  • BMA

Other posts held

  • Professor of Surgery at Barts Health NHS Trust

Insurers Professor Bijendra Patel works with

Professor Bijendra Patel works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Westfield Health WPA


Professor Bijendra Patel does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Bijendra Patel does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Bijendra Patel does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.